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    05-25-2012, 04:14 PM
Stiff Spur Straps

I got new spur straps, and the are EXTREMELY stiff. I've been working on them for 20 minutes at least, and they're not changing at all. I need them for a barrel race tonight, so this is extremely annoying! Any helpful hints would be GREATLY appreciated!
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    05-25-2012, 04:58 PM
Green Broke
Stiff as in you can't get them over your buttons on your spurs? I ve soaked them in water for a little while then slid them on, then stuck them on my boots while they dry. After they dry you can oil them good.
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    05-25-2012, 05:19 PM
Yeah, I can't get them over the buttoms for nothing. They're hair on hide over leather, so I don't really want to get them wet. Lol
    05-25-2012, 05:27 PM
Green Broke
Water wont hurt them. I take my cowhide rugs outside and hose them off and I worked with a gal that had hair on chinks, they got rained on quite a bit working..LOL...Hell- cows stand out in the rain all the time!
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    05-25-2012, 05:33 PM
Lol good point! They're lime green zebra print, and the color is rubbing off on my fingers, so I don't know what water would do...
    05-25-2012, 05:37 PM
Green Broke
Oh Yep the dye might come out...have you tried using needle nose pliers and a screw driver to force them on?
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    05-25-2012, 05:39 PM
I tired using a screw driver to stretch out the leather a little, but when I took it out it just went back to normal.
    05-25-2012, 06:03 PM
Well, I got one on there...And it's too big and I can't make anymore holes. >
    05-25-2012, 10:11 PM
Green Broke
Oh geez... I have the same problem. That's why I have hubby make mine. I have a narrow foot and wear my spurs up resting on my heel rather than dragging down on the ground.
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    05-26-2012, 12:38 AM
I have that same problem! Lol

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